The Jesse Boulerice hit on Ryan Kesler was the biggest news of Thursday, but unlike other nasty incidents over the past few years, there was little debate. Hockey circles looked like a one-sided coin: a lengthy suspension was coming.
The Flyers cannot be happy about another hefty suspension to one of their players, and Boulerice, who didn’t play in the NHL at all last season, might already be looking past his suspension and just hoping the organization gives him another shot at top-level play.
I somehow added Ilya Kovalchuk to the fight log again. The Thrashers are now 0-4, and at the tail end of the game Kovalchuk took matters into his own hands when he didn’t like the hitting going on. It wasn’t a lengthy fight by any means, but I’m sure the organization was split between loving seeing some heart from him, and almost having their own hearts stop when he shed the gloves.
Daniel Carcillo vs Scott Nichol Oct 11, 2007
David Clarkson vs Bryan Allen Oct 11, 2007
Andy Sutton vs Wade Belak Oct 11, 2007
Eric Boulton vs Paul Gaustad Oct 11, 2007
Ilya Kovalchuk vs Drew Stafford Oct 11, 2007
Pens’ Laraque misses practice, Scuderi’s foot OK
New-look Flyers search for Brotherly Love
Sharks scratch inconsistent Murray
Isles’ Berard grateful for chance to just play
Senators send Emery to minors
Clement misses national limelight